I was surprised to be going on-air earlier this week with an Associated Press story about a state-ordered study of the North Country’s health care system. (to: “create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for...
There’s a lot of speculation out there about the future of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The NY Office of Mental Health is considering closing a number of state hospitals, saying that at 24, New York has more than 3 times...
Hospital administrators from the eastern half of the North Country gathered today in Plattsburgh to raise the alarm about possible cuts stemming from the fiscal cliff deficit reduction negotiations in Washington.
“What they’re saying is...
Mar 08, 2007 — Legislative leaders promised hundreds of hospital workers that they would restore some of Governor Spitzer's controversial cuts to hospitals. They also criticized the governor's tactics, which have led Spitzer into an ad war and rhetorical battle with some of the state's largest health care provider alliances. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2007 — Hundreds of hospital representatives are due at the Capitol today, to protest Governor Spitzer's proposed budget cuts. The group will hear speeches by the legislative leaders, who say they are leaning toward restoring some of Spitzer's over one billion dollars in cuts to medical institutions. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2006 — The influential United Hospital Fund has come up with a plan it says could provide 98% of New Yorkers with health insurance coverage. Part of the plan includes mandatory health coverage for every state resident. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2006 — The state's hospital commission report has received attention for it's list of closings and consolidations, but it also includes advice on how to expand primary care. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2006 — Teachers, nurses, and university workers unions will hold a rally at the Capitol today to urge state lawmakers to reject Governor Pataki's plan to close nine hospitals and consolidate dozens of others. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2006 — Opponents of a state commission's plan to close hospitals in New York testified at a Senate hearing Friday, and urged the legislature not to adopt the plan. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 01, 2006 — Governor Pataki says there's $15 million to help hospital workers who would be forced from their jobs if the hospital closings recommended by a commission take effect. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 29, 2006 — A government commission recommends closing nine hospitals in New York, converting six to clinics, and merging 48 others, as part of a plan to save New York $8 billion dollars in health care costs over the next ten years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2006 — A hospital closing commission appointed by Governor Pataki will release its final report today. It's expected to recommend the closing of numerous hospitals around the state. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article